Illustrated Description Of Russia

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Tartar Whip

Tartar Whip
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Beyond these come the workers in leather, encompassed by piles of saddles, richly-embroidered belts, tobacco-pouches, and absurd-looking whips, with a large, flat piece of leather at the end of the lash, and a knife concealed in the handle, like the one in the accompanying engraving. Opposite are slipper-makers and tailors ; while the cutlers occupy a great extent of territory, and are famed for the excellent Tartar knives which they manufacture.

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Sears, Robert. An Illustrated Description of the Russian Empire. New York: Robert Sears, 1855